The Legitimate Online
As the number of female protesters is dramatically growing in insurgency hit Kashmir, the government has decided to deploy 500 women commandos in Kashmir to assist the security forces.
As per the official reports special CRPF women’s unit, which has been trained in combat, special operations and all kinds of weaponry including pump action guns, shotguns used for firing PAVA shells, chilli-filled grenades, tear gas shells and pellet guns, is being familiarized with the topography and dynamics of violence in the Valley. They are also being readied for night-time deployment by training blind folded.
In the last few years, the government has been facing unprecedented law and order situation in Kashmir following the participation of women and girls in anti government protests.
The security forces were facing compelling situation on streets directly dealing with the female crowds evoking severe criticism.
Reports said that the special unit has been skilled under 45 days of induction training at the force’s Humhuma recruitment training center in Srinagar, these women are likely to be deployed in disturbed belts of Srinagar, Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam, Budgam, and Anantnag.
Although valley has witnessed hilarious stone-pelting shows from past one decade, however incidents of stone pelting have come down in the Valley since 2016; over 300 incidents have been reported this year.
Mostly, the women commandos will take the lead while their male counterparts will assist them while dealing with the female stone pelters.
The officials said that earlier it was a bit troublesome to tackle with female stone pelters in absence of any support from women security forces.
The officials set the figure of commandos upto 500 assisting their male counter parts in the restive areas of Kashmir.